Good to see the rainy weather at last. But no real energy showing at Dee Why as of 0715. Three hours earlier, the MHL buoy was showing 1.8 metres of 8-sec NE wind swell as the dominant influence. The directional spectrum plot was also showing similar levels of energy out of the south and the Bureau is calling for an increase in that component later today. Wind was lightly from the SW at picture taking time and tide was coming into a 1.66 m high at 0925. Unfortunately the wind is going ramp up from the south and get into the the 20-30 kt range by midday. So, not a great prospect for surfing.
The Goat unveiled his forecast for the weekend last night and as always, I commend his wisdom to you.
Have a great Friday everyone!
A trough and associated cold front is moving through the south coast of New South Wales. A vigorous southerly change associated with the frontal system should reach the central parts of the coast during the afternoon, and continue to the Queensland border early Saturday. fresh to strong northerly winds are expected to continue ahead of the front. Behind the front, a new high in the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend before the high moves into the Tasman Sea in the early part of next week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- 1st Swell
- Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- Southerly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.
Saturday 21 October
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 22 October
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.